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Medical Errors

Address Medical Liability With Science, not Caps: "Standard of Care" is not the Same as Evidence-Based Medicine

Louise Marie Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louise Marie Roth

Many doctors practice in fear of litigation. Some argue this leads to "defensive medicine": medical practices designed to avert the future possibility of malpractice suits, rather than to benefit the patient.

I Am Not A Perp!

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deane Waldman

I, along with almost a million doctors, over 2 million nurses, and almost 3 million allied health personnel resent being treated like perps (perpetrators). We are trying to help.

On Healthcare Reform Stimulating the Economy: The Massachusetts Example

Maggie Mahar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Mahar

Too many proposals for healthcare reform focus solely on universal access and run the risk of sending good money after bad. The question we need to ask is: "Access to what"?

Avoiding healthcare, are we?

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deane Waldman

Why do we keep avoiding healthcare? Probably the same reasons we avoid talking about death: either we think we can do nothing about it or we are super...

Safety First - NOT!

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deane Waldman

There is a recent push in U.S. hospitals to inculcate a "culture of safety." Can anyone be against safety? I can and you be will too, if you want healthcare to improve.